Systemwide Employee & Labor Relations fosters employee engagement, negotiates and administers local and systemwide labor agreements and provides multi-faceted support toward ensuring an inclusive, diverse, collaborative and productive work environments across the UC system.


Explore the sections below to learn more about these units, their programs and staff.

Employee & Labor Relations Leadership

Melissa Matella

Associate Vice President Employee & Labor Relations

Phone: (510) 987-9080

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Aurora D'Agostino

Phone: (510) 987-9754

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Employee Relations

Learn More About Systemwide Employee Relations

Facilitating the development and implementation of strategies and initiatives that build an environment of employee engagement in which people can do their best work.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Supporting systemwide compliance with the law and spirit of equal opportunity and affirmative action, including links to key policies covering nondiscrimination, affirmative action and disability.

Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Violence Prevention and Resolution

Providing resources for university community members related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation and sexual assault/sexual violence.

Staff Engagement

Highlighting and supporting employee initiatives and organizations that promote an engaged and motivated workforce.

Appeals and Complaint Resolution

Serving as a point of contact for employees, supervisors or managers who have questions or want assistance related to a wide range of work-related matters including conflict in the workplace.

Juliann Martinez

Interim Executive Director

Phone: (510) 287-3331

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Dale Williams

Employee Relations Coordinator

Phone: (510) 987-0273

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Melisandra Leonardos

AA/EEO COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Phone: (510) 987-9018

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Rosamaria Garcia

Complaint Resolution Officer

Phone: (510) 987-9640

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Labor Relations

Systemwide Labor Agreements

Systemwide Labor Relations is responsible for negotiating and administering 15 systemwide labor agreements and 22 local agreements with 17 unions, covering over 134,000 academic and staff employees across the UC system.

Frequently Asked Questions: Collective Bargaining

Provides answers to questions frequently asked about union representation and collective bargaining.

Labor Relations Org. Chart (pdf)

Explore the reporting structures within Systemwide Labor Relations.

Matt Teaford

Director of Labor Relations

Phone: (510) 987-9144

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Annette Garcia

Associate Director, Operations & Planning

Phone: (510) 987-0790

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E Kevin Young

Associate Director/Chief Negotiator

Phone: (510) 987-0141

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Daniel Menezes

Associate Director/Chief Negotiator

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Paul Garza

Labor Relations Manager

Phone: (510) 987-0895

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Liliana Cortez

Labor Relations Manager

Phone: (510) 978-9070

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David Tuttle

Labor Relations Manager

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Michelle Snyder

Labor Relations Systems & Implementation Manager

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Tracy Babbitt

Administrative Officer

Phone: (510) 987-9906

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Sharon Adams

Principal Analyst

Phone: (510) 987-9914

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Jeanette McClain

Labor Relations Consultant

Phone: (510) 987-0078

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Ambrocine Rodriguez

Project Analyst

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Abigail Uribe

Administrative Assistant

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